Changing careers

Changing careers

Retirement brings with it a world of possibilities. Perhaps you've always fancied doing something a bit different? Well, now could be your big chance.

But planning for a career change takes careful thought. Take the time to identify your skills and ensure the new direction fits into your wider retirement plan.

Ask yourself:

  • Will your new career pay you enough?
  • Will you have enough time to devote to it?
  • Will you enjoy it?
  • Will you need further training?
  • Will you have enough income to see you through retirement?

Find out how much income you might need and how much you might get.

Once you know what's important to you, there are various ways to learn more about your chosen career path:

  • Ask to be interviewed by people working in your chosen field – practice makes perfect!
  • Volunteer in your chosen industry
  • Begin a temporary job that will provide an income while you move towards your new career
  • You might have better luck approaching smaller companies and non-profit organisations than larger corporations

Why have one job when you could have three?

Instead of aiming for one job that fills your whole week, why not have two or three part-time jobs? This way, you can meet your financial goals by combining different work options and activities.

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